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The UK announced a further round of sanctions and trade measures on 24 February 2023 to coincide with the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The growth in private-label brands is expected to continue in 2023 and the coming years.
Starting March 18, 2023, all shipments manufactured in China will be required to enter the U.S. with the postal code of the factory.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) successfully established the existence of an excessive heat hazard for which the agency cited the employer, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has ruled, resolving a question open since 2019.
To help protect against criminal ransomware and cyberattacks, modern manufacturing plants should ensure they have reasonable physical, administrative, and technical safeguards in place.
In these uncertain economic times, many manufacturers and other employers are deliberating over measures to shore up their financial positions and reassessing their workforce needs.
Hyundai recently located its first fully dedicated electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in southeast Georgia; a SK On/Hyundai joint venture is building a separate electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility northwest of Atlanta; and Rivian is building its largest manufacturing facility 60 miles east of Atlanta.
On Jan. 26, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited public input to inform two new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) programs creating standards and labeling for construction materials that have “substantially lower levels of embodied greenhouse gas emissions.”
For decades, to increase efficiency and to reduce costs, manufacturers adopted the just-in-time approach, carefully tying manufacturing and staffing capabilities to meet demands without creating surplus.
Manufacturers wanting to protect their trade secrets, especially those related to the production of custom products made for specific customers, should consider some general practices that can increase the likelihood of keeping valuable information out of the hands of competitors.
In September 2021, Quebec’s Parliament enacted Law 25 (formerly Bill 64) (the “Law”), which updated Quebec’s data protection laws and added requirements for enterprises that do business within the province.
Affirming an en banc decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an employer’s day-rate pay structure did not satisfy the “salary basis” component of the “white collar” executive exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even though the employee at issue earned more than $200,000 per year and unquestionably met the salary-level and duties requirements of that exemption.
The Biden administration has announced its intention to end the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023 (read our series introduction for more information).
On January 30, 2023, the Biden administration announced its intention to make final extensions of both the COVID-19 National Emergency (NE) and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) through May 11, 2023, at which point both will end.
California’s youngest tax agency, the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), may be in for some significant changes based on proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to Title 18, Chapter 4.1 of the California Code of Regulations, which were issued by the OTA February 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board has returned to its pre-2020 standard restricting certain confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in departing employees’ severance agreements.
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